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Books Unbound Literary Festival @ Godolphin and Latymer School / 25th and 26th June 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: all day

@ The Godolphin and Latymer School, Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London W6 0PG

Tickets: around £10 and free events

www.booksunboundfestival.com

Set in the historic grounds of Godolphin and Latymer School in the heart of Hammersmith, Books Unbound Literary Festival offers something for everyone with two days of exciting talks across a wide range of topics set to educate, challenge and appeal to all interests. Alongside the literary sessions, join for additional activities including an art exhibition and our Saturday Night Book Jam – an evening of top music and comedy.

Berliner Pilsner @ The Soccer Lounge / showing every game between until 10th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ 5 O’Meara Street, SE1 1TE London

Free entry

www.facebook.com/thesoccerloungelondon

Berliner Pilsner presents: The best place to enjoy the Euros. Off the beaten track and nestled under a railway arch, Berliner Pilsner is asking fans of the beautiful game to place their trust in The Soccer Lounge where the beer flows and the football’s always on – this is the ultimate way to experience the Euros.

The lounge is taking up residence for one month in the best of venues, bringing the outside in, at a vault beneath London Bridge. Bringing a decidedly Eurotrash vibe to the bar, Berliner Pilsner is calling all to celebrate the best of football past and present – the goals and the glory, the misery and the mullets. Come on down and take a punt on your team. It might not be so bad after all.

And for the VIPs Berliner is providing an extra level of synthesised German-based enjoyment – Ze Deck Chair Experience. The 12 most exclusive seats in the house guarantee a good time, whether you’re winning or losing, as Berliner provides towels (to mark your spot, of course), sunscreen and a round of beers to get you going. Can’t say fairer than that, can you?

Berliner Pilsner has been a stalwart of Berlin culture since its introduction to the German Democratic Republic in 1963 and is brewed according to the German purity law and finished with yeast from its own pure breed. The beer’s label boasts the notorious Berlin Bear, a unique mascot and symbol of the capital that appears across Berlin in the form of ‘Berlin Buddy Bears’ – a symbol of tolerance and openness.

Electric Elephant @ The Garden Tisno festival site in Croatia / 7th until 11th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: all night and day!

@ The Garden, Tisno, Croatia

Tickets: £110 book online

www.electricelephant.co.uk

This year’s line-up boasts a diverse range of sounds across the electronic spectrum, including performances from Ame, Andrew Weatherall, Craig Charles, HVOB, Jacques Renault, Jane Fitz, Kerri Chandler, Laura Jones, Margaret Dygas, Maribou State, Mister Saturday Night, Optimo, Steffi, The Revenge, Todd Terry and many, many more.

The action starts at open-air club Barbarellas as preceeding festival Love International hands over the reigns to Electric Elephant with a joint party featuring Bicep, James Holroyd and Gatto Fritto. Then, from Thursday 7th July to Monday 11th July Electric Elephant takes control of The Garden Tisno with a stellar line-up, twice daily boat parties and a spectacular run of dusk to dawn parties at Barbarellas hosted by partners including A Love From Outer Space, Aus Music, Bicep’s Hot Tub Jamz, Gottwood, Lowlife, Nightmares on Wax, Secretsundaze and many more.

Boat parties feature acts including Andrew Weatherall, Bicep, Bill Brewster, Boo Williams, Nightmares on Wax, Optimo, Mister Saturday Night and more. The final Boat Party tickets, priced at £25, are on sale now. Book your place at www.electricelephant.co.uk/tickets-and-packages/purchase-tickets

FOUND @ The Foundling Museum / until 4th Sep 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue-Sat 10-17
Sun 11-17
Mon closed

@ The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ

Tickets: £10.25

www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk/events/found

Foundling Fellow Cornelia Parker has invited over sixty outstanding artists from a range of creative disciplines to respond to the theme of ‘found’, reflecting on the Museum’s heritage.

Combining new and existing work with found objects kept for their significance, this major exhibition unfolds throughout the Museum, interacting with historic works in the Collection and with each other. Parker’s inspiration has in part been taken from the Museum’s eighteenth-century tokens – small objects left by mothers with their babies as a means of identification should they ever return to the Foundling Hospital to claim their child.

Artists participating in FOUND include: Ron Arad RA, Phyllida Barlow RA, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Deacon RA, Tacita Dean RA, Jeremy Deller, Edmund de Waal, Brian Eno, Antony Gormley RA, Mona Hatoum, Thomas Heatherwick RA, Christian Marclay, Mike Nelson, Laure Prouvost, David Shrigley, Bob and Roberta Smith RA, Wolfgang Tillmans RA, Marina Warner, Gillian Wearing RA and Rachel Whiteread. Twenty-two Royal Academicians have contributed to the show, echoing the role that the Foundling Hospital played in the development of the Royal Academy. Founded in 1739 to care for babies at risk of abandonment, the Foundling Hospital was supported by the leading artists of the day, many of whom donated work, thanks to the revolutionary involvement of the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel. The Royal Academy’s origins can be traced to the collective mobilisation of artists and the promotion of British art that took place at the Hospital during the eighteenth century.

Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers @ Barbican Art Gallery / until 19th June 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat–Wed 10am–6pm
Thu–Fri 10am–9pm

@ Barbican Art Gallery, Level 3, Barbican Centre, Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS

Tickets: from £12 book online

www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery

Curated by the iconic British photographer Martin Parr, Strange and Familiar considers how international photographers from the 1930s onwards have captured the social, cultural and political identity of the UK.

From social documentary and portraiture to street and architectural photography, the exhibition celebrates the work of leading photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rineke Dijkstra, Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand. Bringing together over 250 compelling photographs and previously unseen bodies of work, Strange and Familiar presents a vibrant portrait of modern Britain.

Splice Festival @ Rich Mix, Shapes, I’Klectik Art Lab, UAL/LCC Campus / until Sunday

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Rich Mix, Shapes, I’Klectik Art Lab and UAL / LCC Campus

Tickets: £5 – £12.50 book tickets

www.splicefestival.com

UK’s only dedicated audiovisual performing arts festival bringing together a host of incredible and diverse artists from around the globe for a three-day feast of live cinema, audio/video remixing and visual music from both established and emerging artists with performances, workshops, talks and networking events.

Boasting a live AV performance by Cassetteboy as headline, the festival programme will also include a special DJ set by Plaid (Warp Records), a live AV remix set from Addictive TV, abstract visual electronica from Sculpture, bass heavy electro AV from Germany’s incite/, video turntablism from Solid Steel’s DJ Cheeba, live cinema from The Light Surgeons, plus music from Mexico’s Incognito Traveller (BBE records) and a selection of artists and VJs from across Europe.

Coldcut’s Matt Black (Ninja Tune), Cymatics expert Zach Walker and Leon Trimble host free workshops including a Beginners Guide to AV. The festival’s educational programme also features talks from Goldsmith’s University researcher Nuno Correia and British artist Zak Norman, known for his collaborations with Squarepusher.

Other confirmed acts include Bunq & Eb, Studio Asyzk, about:blank™, Magnetic Foragers, Overlap, Liam Roberts, Mark Pilkington and Merkaba Macabre and many more!

Founded by five leading practitioners of live video art and part-funded by the Arts Council England, SPLICE aims to engage, educate and entertain both existing and new audiences within this fast-growing cultural field.

Festival co-founder, Addictive TV’s Graham Daniels says “The live AV scene has steadily developed over the last decade and years ago there were very few of us creating AV performances, there were also virtually no platforms to showcase artists. Youtube and social media have changed all that and now with the right tools, creative minds everywhere are experimenting with this visual vocabulary. It’s fantastic to be doing this, Splice has been a long time coming!”

Part-funded by the EU’s Creative Europe programme, SPLICE is the UK branch of the wider EU cultural programme AV Node, linking 13 similar art and technology festivals across Europe, supporting and developing the fields of live video performance art. University of the Arts’ London College of Communication are also on board as a partner and other supporters of SPLICE include video technology pioneers QED Productions, visual software companies Resolume, MadMapper and VDMX and media partner Resonance FM.

The Last Word festival @ Roundhouse / until 18th June 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH

Tickets: various

www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2016/the-last-word-festival-2016

Showcasing the genre’s original trailblazers, rising stars and the finest home grown Roundhouse talent, highlights include Words First Live, a partnership between BBC Radio 1Xtra and the Roundhouse, featuring Kate Tempest and six of the hottest young spoken word artists from across the UK.

Also don’t miss Debris Stevenson’s Dirtee Verse, a lyrical reinterpretation of Dizzee Rascal’s award-winning debut album Boy In Da Corner.

Poet, battle rapper and teacher Mark Grist returns to The Last Word alongside poet Tim Clare with their new show Only You Can Save Poetry and finally Burning Eye present a special afternoon performance that will entertain parents in need of culture, amusement and adult conversation, Mum’s The Word.

Dalston Music Festival @ Gillett Square and various venues / 9th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 2pm-6am

@ Gillett Square and various venues, London N16 8JN

Tickets: from £15 book online

www.dalstonmusicfestival.com

Back for its second edition, Dalston Music Festival celebrates Hackney’s finest music and culture with an all day, all night party right in the heart of Dalston.

This year Dalston Boys Club, Club Makossa, Arcola Bar and Tipsy are joining the list of participating venues alongside Pond Dalston, Vortex Jazz Club, Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston Jazz Bar and Stamford Works.

ZOMBIE ZOMBIE – NOT WAVING – ROGER ROBINSON & DISRUPT – THE SOUL JAZZ RECORDS SOUNDSYSTEM FEAT. OXMAN – TOMAGA – RUBY RUSHTON – TOM FURSE DJ – DEEK RECORDINGS – ORCHESTRA ELASTIQUE – CHUGGY (EMOTIONAL RESPONSE / RESCUE)- LAURA GROVES – FUMACA PRETA – VANISHING TWIN – NEVER – GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – DJ BULLION & CHARLIE BONES – THOOL… AND MORE…

Good Ship Benefit @ R.S Hispaniola (River Thames) / until 31st August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
11am-11pm Sunday-Thursday
11am-12am Friday and Saturday

Lunch between 12pm-3pm
Afternoon Tea between 3pm-6pm
Dinner between 6pm-10pm

@ The Good Ship Benefit at R.S Hispaniola, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 5DJ

Tickets: free entry

www.goodshipbenefit.com
www.hispaniola.co.uk

Head for the River Thames where you’ll find more than just beauty with bar and restaurant offerings aplenty! Go aboard the stationary ship on the Thames, with free entry!

Add a pinch of glamour, a dash of fun and season with a sprinkle of San-Francisco sun – it’s the perfect recipe onboard Good Ship Benefit, London’s hottest new beauty and entertainment destination, which is home to the most glamourous bars and restaurants in the capital.

Whether you fancy a fruity cocktail on the Hoola Deck, a bottomless brunch in the Brow Lounge, afternoon tea with a twist, or a delicious dinner in the Lashitude at the Upper Deck restaurant, there is something to suit everyone’s culinary or cocktail needs!

The Brow Lounge

Bottomless Brunch or Afternoon Tea. How do you like your eggs in the morning? Whether it’s Benedict, Royale, Californian or Florentine, head to The Brow Lounge to begin your day with brunch, washed down with bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Chandon Brut.

For a break from a busy day in London, why not relax with a tasty Afternoon Tea on the Thames where you will be treated to smoked salmon and rocket sandwiches, chocolate tulips as well as the ultimate traditional staple of sumptuous scones with cream and jam. Need we say more?!

  • Bottomless brunch starting from £40 per person
  • Afternoon tea menu starting from £28 per person

Lashitude at the Upper Deck Restaurant

With the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament in full view of Good Ship Benefit’s leading restaurant, diners will be transported into a world inspired by Benefit’s award winning mascara, they’re Real!.

The San Francisco inspired A La Carte menu will surprise and delight your taste buds with dishes such as ‘Hangtown Fry’, a classic California gold-rush dish from the 1850s. The culinary offering also includes ‘Sea Trout Cioppino’, an exquisite fish stew which originates from the shores of San Francisco. And to finish it all off, why not try the indulgent ‘Benefit’ Sundae, complete with strawberry sponge, pitaya and meringue.

  • Prices start from £6.50 (starters), £16.50 (mains) and £6.50 (desserts)

Cocktails at The Pinkton Parlour

Whether it’s coffee or cocktails you fancy, all are welcome at Good Ship Benefit’s Pinkton Parlour where guests will be transported to the land of laidback fabulousness and watch the world go by on the River Thames. From the Old Fashionista to the Golden Gate, The Pinkton Parlour’s San Francisco-inspired cocktails are the perfect tipple for an evening out with the gals!

  • Cocktail menu starting from £8.00

Hoola Beach Bar

When Benefit Cosmetics partners with Mayfair’s leading cocktail bar, Mahiki, you know something special is in the works! So climb on board and join the fun at Good Ship Benefit’s Hoola Beach Bar where you’ll find the ultimate sun-drenched destination for cocktail lovers. With its distinctive Mahiki-inspired Tiki décor it’s easy to get in the holiday spirit with the fruity Mahiki Cocktail of the Month or the impressive Hoola sharer to enjoy with friends. If you’re feeling peckish after indulging in a cocktail, why not dive into the antipasti platter or refuel with a spicy Cajun Chicken Burger and Skinny Fries.

  • Cocktail menu starting from £10
  • Food menu starting from £3

The POREfessional Vault

This secret 1960s style Spy Gal vault is the POREfect place to sip on your choice of martinis which includes the Diamond Martini and bespoke Spy Gal Martini. You’ll also have the chance to create your own vodka or gin martini, which will be tailored to meet your ultimate Spy Gal needs!

  • Cocktail menu starting from £12

Brixton Beach Boulevard @ popup / until 28th August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
6 till 11pm
Saturdays 1pm till midnight

@ Brixton Beach Boulevard, Pope’s Road, Brixton, London SW9 8JH

Tickets: £4 entry tickets, free entry however not guaranteed

www.brixtonbeachboulevard.com

It’s Miami 1982. The air hangs thick and heavy as temperatures run high along the sun kissed boards of The Boulevard. Palm trees throw shade over the pastel coloured buildings of the strip – a daylight costume that fades as the sun goes down, and gives way to the glittering jacket of night time. This is a neon city where girls in short skirts with golden tans work their way into the hearts of the bad boys of the beach. But all that glitters ain’t gold in this popping playground, for high-rollers, roller skaters, love makers and money takers.

  • Beach
  • Art deco hotel
  • Pop up screen
  • Four themed bars
  • Street food

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